Germany has added to the list of countries with high potential for infection with the new coronavirus also Spain, with the exception of the Canary Islands. This decision was made due to the increase in the number of infections in the last period.
Thus, the Ministers of Interior and Health agreed that an increase in the number of infections in Spain could cause another wave of infections in Germany as well. Therefore, travelers arriving in Germany from high-risk countries should be immediately tested for Covid 19 or self-isolated for two weeks.
However, the German Minister of Health wanted to specify that the risk label placed on certain countries does not represent the closing of borders to Germany and a travel ban is not imposed.
And prior to the decision to add Spain to the list of high-risk countries, German officials advised passengers not to travel to and from the regions of Aragon, Navarra and Catalonia.
Due to the current situation regarding the infection with Covid 19, 22 countries in the Schengen area have urged their population not to travel to and from Spain during this period, except in emergencies.
Germany also added 11 regions in Romania to its list of high-risk areas, after Romania reported an increase in the number of infected recently. People from high-risk areas can be exempted from quarantine if they only transit Germany to their countries of origin or have negative test results for Covid 19 in Germany.
Testing for Covid 19 at the airport will be free in Germany, and may become mandatory for countries with a high epidemiological risk. To date, Germany has recorded 226,686 cases of coronavirus and 9,296 deaths, but the numbers continue to rise.